3 clues pointing towards Amazon’s expansion on Lakeshore Parkway

Zavian Tate, a student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, pushes a large Amazon Dash button, in Birmingham, Ala. Photo via Bloomberg.com

Big things are happening in Bessemer and it just got a lot more interesting. A new 37-acre facility on Lakeshore Parkway is being built but what company is moving in? Let’s take a look at what we know so far.

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Looking for a full-time job? Amazon is hiring 1500 in Bessemer now!

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Hard to believe the groundbreaking at the Bessemer Fulfillment Center was back in October 2018. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

With the new Bessemer Fulfillment Center in its final stages, Amazon is hiring 1,500 full-time positions right now. Read on to learn more, including how to apply.

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A first look at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Bessemer (photos & videos)

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Bessemer Mayor Kenneth Gulley with Bo Jackson at the Amazon Fulfillment Center site. Phot by Jacob Blankenship

Today, Bham Now, members of the Birmingham media and local dignitaries, that included Bessemer native and sports legend Bo Jackson,  took a tour of the Amazon Fulfillment Center construction site in Bessemer.

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We ordered from Whole Foods using prime now and here’s what happened

Bags of groceries from Whole Foods using  Prime Now (Bham Now)

I got a code for $10 off my first ‘prime now’ order from Whole Foods so thought I’d give it a try.  Prime Now is a service offered to Amazon Prime members to place orders from Whole Foods Market for pickup or delivery.  The code is SAVE10WF.  Here’s how it went.

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Amazon in Bessemer. A ground-breaking and a pay raise all on the same day

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The official groundbreaking at the site of the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Bessemer. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Today, Amazon, one of the world’s largest companies, held a ground-breaking in Bessemer, Alabama, to celebrate the construction phase of the new fulfillment center that will bring more than 1500 jobs to Jefferson County.

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Bessemer authorizes incentives to pave the way for 1500 to 3000 Amazon jobs.

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On the left, Bessemer Mayor Kenneth Gulley. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Today, the Bessemer City Council passed a resolution agreeing to a number of incentives for the proposed Amazon fulfillment center that will bring between 1500 to 3000 jobs to Jefferson County.

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Amazon update: Jefferson County and city of Bessemer considering incentive agreements in June

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According to several news reports and recently published public notices, the Jefferson County Commission and Bessemer City Council will be considering incentive agreements for a proposed Amazon fulfillment center in June.

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Amazon is ‘primed’ to locate in the Birmingham metro area, according to report

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Photo from the Bring Amazon to Birmingham Campaign

According to a news report from the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ), Amazon.com Inc. is considering a site in Bessemer for a fulfillment center. The new facility will employ at least 1,500 and possibly up to 3000 people in the Birmingham metro area.

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What Birmingham can learn from the Amazon HQ2 snub

We knew it in our heart of hearts, Birmingham. Most of you knew it before the big Amazon scramble even started.

As a city we applied our lipstick, puckered our lips and kissed the mirror. We cleaned up real nice. But, the next time we go shaking our thing at big business in an effort to lure them here, let’s remember what this feels like.

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